LCW24 Repair and Heal at wagumi: [Bespoke Kintsugi Workshop]

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Our Kintsugi workshop series is a long-running and popular feature of London Craft Week and returns for 2024.

Kintsugi gives broken ceramics a beautiful afterlife. It is a process that uses lacquer, sealants and metal powder to trace the lines of a breakage, and create something new. More than a simple act of restoration, kintsugi makes a feature of the cracks formed in a moment of chance. This touches on classic concepts in the Japanese decorative arts, such as the impermanence of things, and beauty in imperfection.

Kintsugi practitioner Iku Nishikawa leads the workshops, and will instruct in the principles and techniques of kintsugi.

Held in two formats, the workshops offer either a simple introduction to kintsugi, or more bespoke advice for individual pieces:

The first format sees small group workshops held at wagumi, to provide entry-level instruction. Including some shortcuts, the sessions are intended as a first encounter with a deeper art. This style of workshop allows participants to work on Japanese ceramic fragments, that they are then able to keep. Kintsugi kits will be available to purchase after the lesson.  The product page for this workshop series can be found here.

The second format offered this year is one of bespoke repair. Here participants are free, with prior consultation, to bring their own ceramics pieces to work on. Iku Nishikawa will provide advice on how to repair these individual pieces, within a two-hour intensive class. A kintsugi kit is included within the ticket price of this workshop type. 

Workshop Details 

Bespoke Kintsugi Workshop

Tickets fee : £140 (includes advance consultation over if required) 

Date: Fri 17th May 17:30 - 19:30

Capacity: 3 seats / 1 session only

With this format of workshop participants are free to bring pieces that they wish to repair, subject to prior consultation.  If you do not have a specific piece to repair, then we will offer a piece of ceramicist made Japanese pottery that has had an accident while at wagumi (you will be free to keep this piece after the workshop).    The ticket price includes consultation, tutored repair and a kintsugi set to take home.  The lesson time is two hours. 

For repair of pieces brought by participants, we would envisage prior consultations either over mail or video call, to assess whether the item is suitable for kintsugi.  In any case feel free to contact us in advance if you have questions on the parameters of this workshop.



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